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    About

    Working!! Season 2 OP Parodies (Japanese: WORKING’!!OPパロ) refers to a series of parody video remixes for the opening credit movie for 2nd TV anime season of Japanese 4-panel comic strip manga series Working!! written by Karino Takatsu. As well as the opening credit movie for the 1st season, this 2nd season opening credit movie also became to a subject for parody on the Japanese video sharing service niconico Douga (niconico) in 2011.

    Origin

    The 2nd TV anime season for the manga, Working’!! aired 13 episodes between October and December in 2011. Its theme song “COOLISHWALK” was composed by Kakeru Ishihama[1] and sung by voice actresses for the main characters Kana Asumi[2], Saki Fujita[3] and Eri Kitamura.[4] This opening credit movie was created by Kiyotaka Ohata as same as the 1st season.



    Spread

    Parody videos for this 2nd season’s opening movie have been uploaded to niconico since after the start of airing. And most of them are created in the MAD video style.[5] Additionally, instrumental covers, mashups or remixes for this song are also posted to niconico.[6] Meanwhile, massive deletion that happend in the 1st season by the copyright holder Aniplex hasn’t happened for the 2nd season.

    Various Examples



    Left: Minecraft | Right: Bakemonogatari

    Left: NicoNico All Stars | Right: Battle Dome

    Left: Commando | Right: Love Live!

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – 石濱翔 (Japanese)

    [2]Wikipedia – Kana Asumi

    [3]Wikipedia – Saki Fujita

    [4]Wikipedia – Eri Kitamura

    [5]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag WORKING'!!OPパロ

    [6]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag COOLISH_WALK


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    About

    Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons, also known as The Big Four, is the name given to the crossover of the four animated CGI movies Rise of the Guardians (2012), Brave (2012), Tangled (2012) and How to Train your Dragon (2010), and their main characters Jack Frost, Merida DunBroch, Rapunzel Corona, and Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. The crossover include alternate universes and shipping between the main characters.

    Origin

    The percursors of the crossover can be found with various pairings of each of the characters. On July 4th, 2012 a group named “Merida x Rapunzel” was created on the online artist community DeviantART,[3] and on September 8, 2012 user Redhead-K submitted the first of a series of comics pairing Merida and Hicupp.[5] On September 28th, 2012 youtuber AnimeFanGirl92 uploaded a video called “Merida in Wonderland”, which feature supercuts from Rise of the Guardians, Brave, How to Train your Dragon and The Lorax. On October 16th, 2012 youtuber Moloko Cartoons uploaded another supercut video, this time featuring Tangled instead of The Lorax (shown bellow, right).



    Spread

    On January 22nd, 2013 a DeviantART group called “The Big Four” was created,[1] name that would later be given to the grouping of the characters. On February 27th, 2013 youtuber Crystal .Erin uploaded a video titled “The Big Four – The Movie”, featuring again supercuts from the movies in a trailer-styled video. As March 31st, the video gained over 390,000 views.



    On September 29th, 2013, a wikia was created.[4] As March 31st, DeviantART has over 2,700 submissions submitted under the keywords “rise of the brave tangled dragons”[6] and over 67,000 submissions submitted under the keywords “The Big Four”.[7] Microblogging website Tumblr also has submissions under the keywords “rise of the brave tangled dragons”[2] and “the big four”.[8] Occasionally, the hit animated movie Frozen started being added into the the big four crossover to make the five-way crossover fandom aptly called Rise of the Brave Frozen Tangled Dragons.


    Related Memes

    SuperWhoLock

    SuperWhoLock is the name of the fandom that is an inexplicable conjoining of three other large TV show fandoms, namely: Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. It is infamous on Tumblr for being what is known as what has been the largest most prevalent fandom in the site.


    Bee Shrek Test in the House

    Bee Shrek Test in the Houseis a parody fandom from an hypothetical crossover of Shrek, Barry Bee Benson from the CGI film Bee Movie,Johnny Test and Cory Baxter from the show Cory in the House, which was formed to parody crossover fandoms such as Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External Links

    [1]DeviantART – The Big-Four

    [2]Tumblr – Tagged as rise of the brave tangled dragons

    [3]DeviantART – Merida x Rapunzel

    [4]Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons – Main page

    [5]DeviantART – How We Met 1

    [6]DeviantART – Search for rise of the brave tangled dragons

    [7]DeviantART – Search for the big four

    [8]Tumblr – Search for the big four


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  • 04/02/15--01:12: Why I'm Antisocial
  • About

    Why I’m Antisocial is an exploitable image that compares the interests of a person hanging out by themselves to the interests of the group hanging out together. The image is normally paired with cringe and special snowflake behavior, or replaced with a sequitur image for a humorous or absurd effect.

    Origin

    Although the original site where the picture was first uploaded is unknown, the earliest instance of the meme was uploaded on 9gag[1] sometime shortly before September 2nd, 2013. The webcomic-style drawing featured a comparison between the artist and the people around her.



    Spread

    The original image was uploaded to subReddit r/CringePics[2] on February 14th, 2014, garnering 232 upvotes.

    On July 1, 2014, a variation of the exploitable was posted on subReddit r/lewronggeneration], where it received 833 upvotes. The next day, users created the subreddit r/whyimantisocia[4] to host all variants of this image. As of April 2nd, 2015, the subReddit has 639 subscribers.

    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    Not Available

    External References


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    About

    “On All Levels Except Physical, I am a Wolf” is a memorable quote from a documentary about otherkin in which a teenage boy explains how he identifies as a wolf animal. The scene subsequently inspired a two-pane exploitable series, with various superimposed characters expressing aspects of their identity with the phrasal template“On all levels except physical, I am X.”

    Origin

    On April 23rd, 2011, the television network Logo TV broadcast the documentary What? I Think I’m an Animal, featuring interviews with teenagers who believe their physical human bodies do not reflect their spiritual animal identifies. In the film, teenager Matthew Schimmel states that “On all levels except physical, I am a wolf”, followed by a scene in which he is shown barking while looking over a body of water. On May 3rd, 2013, the documentary was posted on the Cringe Channel Forums[3] by user Ahlstrom, who highlighted Shimmel’s quote.



    Spread

    On August 20th, 2014, Redditor SpeedyCZ submited a two-pane image of Schimmel’s scene from the film to /r/payday,[2] featuring the mask of the character Wolf from the first person shooter game Payday (shown below).



    On December 14th, YouTuber Alfred84 uploaded a clip of Schimmel’s scene from the documentary, gaining over 600,000 under four months. On December 19th, the video was highlighted on /r/videos,[4] where it received more than 3,000 votes (89% upvoted) and 1,000 comments in three months.



    On January 18th, 2015, FunnyJunk[7] user applecooler posted a two-pane exploitable featuring the Tunnel Snakes gang member from the 2008 role-playing video game Fallout 3, gaining over 1,400 upvotes in the next three months (shown below). On January 27th, FunnyJunk user britbong submitted several two-pane exploitable examples in a post titled “On All Level Except Physical.”



    Various Examples

    Images



    Vines



    Search Interest

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  • 04/02/15--13:37: Look at this! I'm Rich!
  • “Look at this! I’m rich” Is a quote from the Hoxton Breakout Trailer and Heist, Ever since the debut of the trailer and heist, it has spawned many photoshop images and gifs featuring Hoxton saying the line.

    Origns

    “Look at this! I’m Rich!” was said by Hoxton (Also known as Jim Hoxworth) played by Josh Lenn in the Hoxton Breakout Trailer, Pete Gold who is Hoxton’s ingame voice actor recreates this scene in the intro of the Hoxton Breakout Heist.

    The quote quickly spread around the Payday 2 steam forums, which has spawned many imagies and gifs featuring Hoxton saying the line

    Template


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  • 04/02/15--15:20: Hannibal Buress
  • About

    Hannibal Buress is an American comedian known for his stand-up comedy routines and his recurring role as successful pediatric dentist Lincoln Rice in Comedy Central’s TV sitcom Broad City. In October 2014, footage of Buress’ stand-up performance in which he referred to Bill Cosby as a rapist circulated widely online, prompting a resurgence of news media scrutiny concerning the renowned comedian’s sexual abuse allegations.

    Comedy Career

    From 2009 to 2010, Buress was a writer on the sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live. In 2010, Buress’ stand-up was featured in the Comedy Central special The Awkward Comedy Show (shown below, left). That year, Buress began appearing in the FX sitcom Louie. Starting it 2012, Buress served as host Eric André’s sidekick on the Adult Swim television show The Eric André Show (shown below, right).



    In 2014, Buress began playing the role of the New York City dentist Lincoln Rice on the Comedy Central sitcom Broad City (shown below).



    Online History

    On January 11th, 2011, Buress posted his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to YouTube (shown below, left). On November 13th, 2012, Buress uploaded a stand-up routine from the British comedy news show Russell Howard’s Good News (shown below, right).



    On November 23rd, 2014, a pasta-themed Tumblr[3] blog was launched titled “The Al Dente Dentist,” which highlights posts about pasta dishes written from the perspective of Buress’ character Lincoln Rice from Broad City. On March 29th, 2015, a video of Buress ridiculing a heckler was uploaded to YouTube (shown below). That day, Redditor KingGorilla posted the video to the /r/videos[2] subreddit, where it gathered more than 1,200 votes (87% upvoted) and 130 comments in the first 72 hours.



    Bill Cosby Stand-Up Routine

    In November 2006, comedian Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit with a woman who claimed he had drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004. By the end of the settlement, 13 other women had come forward claiming he had sexually assaulted them. In October 2014, Buress called Cosby a rapist during a stand-up performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in reference to the lawsuit. The video was widely circulated online and resulted in a wave of news media coverage regarding the accusations.



    “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”

    Justin Bieber’s Roast

    In late March 2015, Buress participated in Comedy Central’s roast for Justin Bieber, during which he insulted the pop star’s music by saying, “I hate your music more than Bill Cosby hates my comedy” (shown below).



    On March 31st, Buress tweeted[1] an image macro of his joke that was cut from the roast, garnering upwards of 15,000 favorites and 11,000 retweets in the first 48 hours (shown below).



    Search Interest

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  • 04/02/15--16:20: Mistakes Into Miracles
  • About

    Mistakes into miracles is an art label to describe ridiculous character pairings which is mocking the regular character pairing trend on the web, generally on the art sharing site Deviantart. The art fad generally intended to associate the cringeworthy or edgy by picking up any absurd OTP then giving one of the characters pregnancy and even sometimes putting footages of 9/11 attacks as a background.

    Origin

    will work on later

    External References


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  • 04/02/15--16:39: LoadingReadyRun
  • About

    LoadingReadyRun is a comedy troupe based in Victoria B.C., Canada. Founded in early 2003 by Graham Stark and Paul Saunders to initially produce weekly sketches for their website, loadingreadyrun.com, they have since shifted towards video production, producing several notable series including Unskippable and Feed Dump for The Escapist magazine and Friday Nights for Wizards of the Coast. The current, main cast consists of Graham stark, Paul Saunders, Kathleen De Vere, James Turner, Brendan “Beej” Dery, Cameron Lauder and Alex Stacey[1]. They are known for their youtube content, their channel having for then 55,000 subscribers, and their twitch streams, their twitch channel having over 19986 followers.

    Online History

    LoadingReadyRun’s most viral video,“Nunchuck Jousting” was uploaded in early 2009, and features a faked sequecnce in which Graham injures himself with nunchucks and trips over a skateboard. It was made along with several other videos in an attempt to go viral, with this being the most successful, shared on other websites such as live leak[2] and even being uploaded to talk show ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’’s website and featured in a segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[3]. although the original appears to be missing, a version was uploaded to youtube by failblog.org on July 6th 2013, which has since accumulated over 1,500,000 views. LoadingReadyRun is also responsible for the I Have Three PS3s video.



    Desert bus

    Desert Bus for hope is an annual stream, taking place in around november, presented by the crew to raise money for the charity Child’s play by streaming the famously bad video game ‘Desert Bus’, in which the player drives a bus down a straight, featureless road between Tucson, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada in real time, for at least 5 days non-stop. Viewers can donate by just giving money or purchasing items in auctions, including a trip to Las Vegas to see Penn and Teller, provided by the illusionist and game creator himself[4], which raised $7700, and a Kill La Kill scissor blade, which eventually sold for $8000. Each dollar contributes ‘buying’ an extra hour of streaming time, with subsequent hours cost exponentially more. As of their most recent fundraiser, desert bus for hope 8, the crew has raised over $2 million for the charity[5], and been interviewed by several notable news outlets including NPR[6] and the CBC[7]. the Desert bus for hope twitch channel has over 7700 followers.



    Magic: The Gathering

    Originally intended to just be a mini-series spinoff to there sitcom series ‘commodoreHUSTLE’, the first episode of Friday Nights was uploaded to youtube on May 17th 2012, and has since received over 300,000 views and 310 comments. Due to the positive response to the short video series, it was eventually picked up by Wizards of the coast, the creators of Magic: The Gathering, to be produced monthly and published directly on their official website. There participation in the magic community has even resulted in some members playing at the Community cup, an annual tournament where a team of Wizards employees plays a team selected from the magic community, with Graham Stark playing in the 2011 community cup[8] and James Turner in the 2012 cup[9].



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  • 04/03/15--11:01: Stronger Than You

  • About

    Stronger Than You is a song by the character Garnet (Estelle) from the animated television show Steven Universe. As the climax of the season finale, the song has inspired fans to create remixes, instrumentals, covers, and fan art based on it.

    Lyrics

    This is Garnet
    Back together
    And I’m never going down at the hands of the likes of you
    Because I’m so much better
    And every part of me is saying “Go get ‘er.”
    The two of us ain’t gonna follow your rules.
    Come at me without any of your fancy tools.
    Let’s go, just me and you.
    Let’s go, just one on two.

    Go ahead and try to hit me if you’re able.
    Can’t you see that my relationship is stable?
    I can see you hate the way we intermingle.
    But I think you’re just mad ‘cause you’re single.

    You’re not gonna stop what we’ve made together.
    We are gonna stay like this forever.
    If you break us apart we’ll just come back newer.
    And we’ll always be twice the gem that you are.
    I am made of love.
    Love.

    Mm mm mm mm mm.

    This is who we are.
    This is who I am.
    And if you think you can stop me
    Then you need to think again.
    ‘Cause I am a feeling
    And I will never end.
    And I won’t let you hurt my planet,
    I won’t let you hurt my friends.

    Go ahead and try to hit me if you’re able.
    Can’t you see that my relationship is stable.
    I know you think I’m not somethin’ you’re afraid of.
    ‘Cause you think that you’ve seen what I’m made of.

    But I am even more than the two of them.
    Everything they care about is what I am.
    I am their fury.
    I am their patience.
    I am a conversation.

    I am made of love.
    And it’s stronger than you.
    Love.
    And it’s stronger than you.
    Love.
    And it’s stronger than you.
    Love[2].

    Origin

    The song can be heard in the 49th episode of Steven Universe titled Jail Break, the final episode of the first season released on March 12, 2015[1].


    Spread

    W.I.P.

    Notable Examples


    Fan Art

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – List of Steven Universe Episodes

    [2]AZlyrics – Stronger Than You


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  • 04/03/15--11:12: Nerf
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship

    About

    Nerf is a term used on video game context when a weapon or a character gets his power reduced.

    Origin

    The first use of nerf can be found on Ultima Online fanbase, when the developers reduced swords’ attack on melee combat. The term comes from the popular toy brand Nerf, a series of foam-based weaponry, as a relation of Nerf’s capability of damage.[1]

    Spread

    Notable Derivates

    OP nerf pls

    Better Nerf X

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Nerf

    [2]


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    submission in progress, feel free to request editorship

    Overview

    Indiana and Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, also know as Indiana SB 101 and Arkansas SB 975, are two bills passed in March 2015 by the state legislatures of Arkansas and Indiana. The bills are controversial due to the fact that they allow businesses and individuals to assert that their religion is a defense in discrimination lawsuits, exempting them from federal non-discrimination laws.

    Background

    The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed in 1993[1]. This law was partly intended to protect the religious freedom of Native Americans, allowing them the ceremonial use of peyote and the ability to conduct ceremonial gatherings on land they considered sacred. However, in 2014, the Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision[2] recognized a corporation’s right to religious belief, and shortly thereafter, several states introduced bills that would allow corporations to discriminate based on those beliefs. In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill in 2014, but in March 2015, the governors of Indiana and Arkansas ratified theirs.

    Before Governor Mike Pence ratified SB 101 in Indiana, many online groups, including the National LGBTQ Task Force[3] were calling on him to veto it. When that didn’t happen, their campaigns reoriented towards protest and boycott. The bill experienced widespread criticism from people as disparate as Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, Inc, and pop-singer Miley Cyrus. Arkansas passed a similar bill on April 2nd, 2015.




    Notable Developments

    The passing of Indiana’s bill led to a large outcry online, with the creation of many comics, protest based image macros, and other internet-based conversation.


    http://mrdiddles.tumblr.com/post/114618064530/me-hoe-dont-do-it-mike-pence-signs-the

    Boycotts of Indiana

    Shortly after the bill was signed, businesses and individuals across America began to announce boycotts or cessation of business ties with the state of Indiana. Eight municipalities, including the state of New York and the city of San Francisco, banned non-essential travel to Indiana by state employees. Large non-profit Angie’s List halted the expansion of a business campus and many other companies issued statements against state[4].

    Memories Pizza

    March 31st, 2015, the owners of Walkerton, Indiana pizzeria Memories Pizza told local TV station WBND that, based on their Christian beliefs, “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide them pizzas for a wedding, we would have to say no.”[5] Many national news publications, including TMZ[6], picked up the story as being the first instance of an Indiana business refusing to serve customers.

    Soon thereafter, Memories Pizza’s Yelp[7] page was flooded with over 300 reviews both for and against the decisions of the owners.




    The pizzeria received many harassing phone calls, and a hoax was spread on Reddit[8] and Tumblr[9] with images claiming to be screenshots of their hacked web site, which purportedly sold a penis-shaped pizza.



    On April 1st, 2015, the pizzeria closed to avoid this harassment, and a GoFundMe[10] campaign was launched to raise money for the owners. As of April 3, 2015, the GoFundMe page has received over $600,000 in donations, much of them anonymous.

    The Sentencing of Purvi Patel

    On Monday, March 30th, 2015, Indiana woman Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide, after having claimed to have a stillborn, premature baby and disposing of its body inappropriately[11]. The state of Indiana claimed that Patel had induced an abortion at home with drugs she bought online, though none of the drugs were found in her bloodstream at the time. Her sentencing, seen as harsh, especially after a trial filled with potential flaws, added to the outcry against the morality of the state of Indiana.

    Changes to SB-101

    On April 2nd, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed an amendment to SB 101 to include anti-discrimination safeguards. The changes included the nullifying of the clause that would allow businesses to refuse services to people based on religious belief, but it did not add protection for the state’s LGBT community.[12]

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Indiana SB 101

    [2]Wikipedia – Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    [3]Twitter – National LGBTQ Task Force

    [4]Mashable – Boycott Indiana List

    [5]Business Insider – Indiana pizza joint that vowed to never deliver pizza to a gay wedding forced to close

    [6]TMZIndiana Pizza Place Forced to Close Doors After Refusing to Cater Gay Wedding

    [7]Yelp – Memories Pizza

    [8]Reddit – The first Indiana business to openly announce denial of service to LGBT community

    [9]Tumblr – User: chandra75

    [10]GoFundMe – Memories Pizza

    [11]Democracy Now – 20 Years in Prison for Miscarrying? The Case of Purvi Patel & the Criminalization of Pregnancy

    [12]CNNPence signs ‘fix’ for religious freedom law


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  • 04/03/15--11:56: Coppy
  • About

    Coppy is an animated copy machine office assistant character introduced on Tumblr as an April Fool’s Day joke in 2015, parodying the Microsoft Office Assistant mascot Clippy. The cartoon was well received by Tumblr users, many of whom created Coppy-themed fan arts and lamented the character’s removal from the site the follow day.

    Origin

    On April 1st, 2015, Tumblr[1] unveiled the “Executive Suite 2016 Productivity Edition” 1990’s-themed gag office software, which featured an animated assistant named Coppy (shown below).


    http://executivesuite2016.tumblr.com/post/115074577715/tumblr-executivesuite-2016-is-the-hottest-business

    On Tumblr dashboards, the animated character would cycle through various bizarre and humorous messages directed at the user, including “I hope to feel a butt someday” (shown below, left).



    Spread

    The same day, Mashable[6] published an article about the April Fool’s Day prank, highlighting an animated GIF of Coppy (shown below). Meanwhile on Tumblr, the HelloIamCoppy[3] and Coppy666[4] blogs were launched, featuring photoshopped images and animated GIFs of the April Fool’s Day character. At midnight, Coppy was removed from the site, leading user Sowamemeski[9] to posted a fan art image of Coppy ascending to heaven, which garnered upwards of 24,000 notes in the next 48 hours (shown below, right).



    On April 2nd, Tumblr[5] user CheerAndCosplay posted a series of Coppy screenshots in memory of the parody office assistant, gathering more than 1,200 notes in the first 24 hours (shown below). Additionally, Tumblr announced that an official Coppy T-shirt had been added to the Tumblr merch store[8] (shown below, right).



    The same day, BuzzFeed[2] published a compilation of notable jokes and fan arts dedicated to the copy machine character. Also on April 2nd, Redditor Strangsler submitted screenshots of several Tumblr posts complaining about Coppy to the /r/TumblrInAction[7] subreddit (shown below).



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 04/03/15--13:59: Pastel Goth
  • About

    Pastel Goth, also known as “nu goth” or “soft grunge,” is a fashion trend marked by pastel-colored apparel and hair accompanied by alternative-style clothing often associated with the “goth” subculture.

    Origin

    On January 27th, 2012, the Fuck Yeah Pastel Goth Tumblr[2] blog was launched, which highlights notable examples of pastel goth fashion (shown below).



    Spread

    On June 13th, 2012, Urban Dictionary[1] user catsarecoolokay submitted an entry for “Pastel Goth,” defining it as a fashion trend popular with girls on Tumblr (shown below).



    On July 8th, a Facebook[4] page titled “Pastel Goth” was launched, which gathered upwards of 43,000 likes in the next three years. On March 30th, 2014, YouTuber Alexa Poletti uploaded a pastel goth makeup tutorial video, which gained over 1.5 million views and 3,000 comments in the first year (shown below). On April 13th, BuzzFeed[3] published an article about the fashion trend. On October 28th, MTV[5] published an article titled “22 Items For Your Pastel Goth Starter Kit.” On November 22nd, YouTuber TiffyQuake posted another pastel goth makeup tutorial (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

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  • 04/04/15--03:55: Twilight Sparkle
  • Use the main My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic entry for image or video uploads

    About

    Twilight Sparkle is the protagonist of the Hasbro animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is a unicorn (later an alicorn) with a purple color scheme and a strongly studious personality, and is typically portrayed along with the rest of the Mane Six primary cast of ponies.

    Origin and Character

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. first premiered on October 10th, 2010, introducing the Twilight Sparkle as its main character. Throughout the show’s earliest seasons, she is portrayed as the mentoree of Princess Celestia, the co-ruler of Equestria, the main setting of the show. She is sent to Ponyville by Celestia in the first episode, where she meets the other major characters. From the season three finale[1] and onwards, she is portrayed as an alicorn after being inducted into the aristocracy of Equestria as a princess.

    Twilight Sparkle is voiced mainly by veteran voice actress Tara Strong, [2] with additional singing voice acting provided by Rebecca Shoichet.[3]

    Related Memes

    Twiface

    Twiface is an exploitable image fad based around a peculiar face made by Twilight Sparkle for a split second in Episode 10 of Season 1. It is often photoshopped onto out-of-context images and given captions in the vein of GTFO.



    Twilight Spills Chocolate Milk

    Twilight Spills Chocolate Milk is a /mlp/ board phenomena simulating the chocolate milk threads. The thread generally ends up with her splitting the milk and gesturing the twiface expression.


    Twilicane

    Twilicane refers to a golden cane with a caricature of Twilight Sparkle’s head on it, introduced in Episode 2 of Season 4 during an exchange between Twilight Sparkle and Discord.



    Alicorn Controversy

    The Twilight Sparkle Alicorn Controversy was a significant event in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom, centered around Twilight Sparkle becoming an “alicorn”, a synthesis of a unicorn and pegasus. The change triggered a significant rift to develop in the fandom between those who supported and those who opposed it, generating large amounts of derivative media.



    Twilightlicious

    Twilightlicious is a slang term in the fandom, used as an attribute to describe something as amazing or awesome. It originated from a tweet by Twilight Sparkle’s voice actress, Tara Strong, in which she performs a short rap with the word at the end.



    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]MLP Wiki – Magical Mystery Cure

    [2]MLP Wiki – Twilight Sparkle

    [3]Wikipedia – Rebecca Shoichet


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  • 04/04/15--05:32: Mumsnet
  • WIP

    Mumsnet is a site by parents for parents. Mumsnet is designed at helping parents deal with certain problems in children’s lives, such as boyfriends/girlfriends etc. Mumsnet are keen on keeping kids safe, and follow the law (not letting kids play 18+ games for example)

    Origin

    Mumsnet was founded in March 20th 2002. It is one of the largest sites for parents to meet together and discuss important issues.

    Spread

    Mumsnet gained attention after winning the best online comment site in 2014. The site quickly grew to become the large site it is today


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  • 04/04/15--06:24: Memeing
  • [WiP]

    About

    Memeing is a internet slang verb that means to create or spread a meme, or make something the subject of a meme. Since 2014, the verb also became more popular to mean using internet memes or communicating through them, with phrases like “Get Memed On” being created alongside it.

    Origin

    The verb “to meme” is the result of the noun meme, introduced by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in “The Selfish Gene” 1976, coined by him from Greek sources.[1]

    We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. ‘Mimeme’ comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like ‘gene’. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to ‘memory’, or to the French word même. It should be pronounced to rhyme with ‘cream’. [Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene,” 1976]

    Spread

    [Researching: Because slang entries are extremely difficult]

    On March 28th, 2012, the South Park episode “Faith Hilling” first aired, which centers around memetic trends, in particular photo fads. During one segment of the episode, the main cast is shown a graphic educational video titled “Bloody Sunday: The Dangers of Memeing”,[2] which features various characters being hit by trains in absurd scenarios because they were tebowing.



    Get Memed On

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Dictionary.com – Memeing

    [2]South Park Wikia – Bloody Sunday: The Dangers of Memeing

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  • 04/04/15--06:59: Digg v4
  • NOTE: This entry is in need of other contributing editors. Please see this forum thread for more information.


    Overview

    Digg v4 was a version of Digg launched on August 25, 2010. Its release invited a massive backlash from its users, who left en masse to rival site Reddit .

    Background

    Digg is a social news website where users can submit links and vote on stories submitted by others, which brings the top voted submissions with most “diggs” to the top of the homepage. One of the early adopters of news aggregation model in online publishing, Digg’s voting and submission system went onto inspire many other similar sites, most notably Reddit.

    Digg was developed in November 2004 by American entrepreneurs Kevin Rose[1], Jay Adelson[2], Owen Byrne and Ron Gorodetzky. The name “Diggnation” was initially suggested[3] but Rose settled on the name “Digg” after he unsuccessfully attempted to purchase the domain names dig.com and digdig.com.[4] After Rose invested $6,000 into the site that was meant to be a down payment on a house[2], the site launched on December 5th, free of advertisements. The initial goal of Digg was to focus on news stories rather than of sharing bookmarks for static sites people would visit regularly.

    Previous redesigns

    Since its launch in October 2004, Digg has undergone numerous redesigns. In May 2005, Digg 2.0 featuring friends, one-click voting buttons and non-linear promotion algorithm was implemented. In January 2006, Digg 3.0 featuring expanded categories beyond its tech-related news section was unveiled. In August 2007, Digg introduced another redesign to the homepage and profile features.

    Development of Digg v4

    As early as 2009, Rose said that ’it’s time for Digg to get a little bit more real-time in nature". He hinted that Digg was working on what he considered as “the biggest overhaul to how everything works behind the scenes”[5], and he expected it to be completed “some time in the next six months”. However, the launch date was pushed back to as far as late April 2010[6].

    On April 5, 2010, Rose returned to his post as the CEO, replacing Adelson[7]. Despite Adelson wanting a quick launch, Rose opted for further testing and set the launch date two months further[6]. On May 28, a list of features was released, as well as previews of the new interface[8].

    Registration of new users were temporarily disabled on August 2[9] in preparation for the launch.

    Notable developments

    Notable reactions

    Aftermath

    References


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  • 04/04/15--07:13: Put Your Finger Here


  • About

    Put Your Finger Here is a series of interactive videos or animated GIFs, with the purpose of causing the viewer to place his finger on a spot, making an event happen.

    Origin

    Researching

    Spread

    In 2013, the subreddit /r/putyourfingerhere[1] was created. Also, in the same year, the site College Humor[2] has posted different usages of Put your finger here.

    On October 27th, 2013, the youtuber EqualToAwesome posted a video called “Put your finger here” (shown below, left), wich shows extended usages of events using the finger. In 1 year, the video has gained 505.884 views and eventually, a sequel(shown below, right).



    It also had usage in the Skittles commercials, showing series of Put your finger here called “Skittles Touch”.



    Various Examples




    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Le Reddit – r/putyourfingerhere

    [2]College Humor – Put Your Finger Here: An Interactive Gallery.


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  • 04/04/15--09:26: Broad City
  • About

    Broad City is a 30 minute sitcom from Comedy Central, created by and starring two young women, actors Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer, as they have various comedic misadventures. The show is popular for its portrayal of modern feminism and twenty-first century urban living.

    History

    Glazer and Jacobsen met as students at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in 2009, where they began Broad City as a short web series, which they produced from 2009 to 2011. As of April 2015, the Broad City YouTube[1] account had over 43,000 subscribers and more than 7,000,000 views. The web series featured short scenes with the two main characters, named Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler.



    The web series was seen by Amy Poehler, star and executive producer of NBC show Parks and Recreation, who approached the women with the idea to develop it into a Pilot. In early 2013, the show was purchased by Comedy Central. As of April 2015, it has just aired its second season and has been renewed for a third.

    Plot

    Broad City follows Ilana and Abbi as they go through their daily lives. Ilana is a slacker and a partier, intent on ever greater acts of hedonism, while Abbi is the more dreamy type, hoping to become well-known for her illustrations. Both of them currently work at jobs they hate, and they both pursue relationships and dating. They are also both stoners.

    Several recurring characters round out the cast, including Ilana’s friend-with-benefits Lincoln, played by Hannibal Buress; Abbi’s mysterious roommate’s boyfriend, Matt Bevers (John Gemberling); Ilana’s boss Todd, played by New York City public access television talk show host Chris Gethard; and Abbi’s boss Trey (Paul W. Downs), an oblivious fitness trainer.

    Online Presence

    Since Broad City began as a web series, it has always enjoyed a large online fan-base. The subreddit /r/broadcity[2] has 4,156 followers, and at least ten different Tumblrs[3] are devoted to posting GIFs and other updates about the show.

    Related Memes

    Due to the character’s frequent funny catchphrases and their exaggerated physical comedy, GIFs are especially popular.



    Yas Queen

    Ilana often exclaims “Yas Queen!”[4] when she is praising someone or excited about what they are doing. The phrase is an excited form of yes, adapted from drag culture. The phrase has become popular as a response, usually in .GIF form.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]YouTube – Broad City

    [2]Broad City – r/broadcity

    [3]Tumblr – Search:Broad City

    [4]Urban Dictionary – Yas


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  • 04/04/15--10:00: Tsundere Sharks
  • About

    Tsundere Sharks are a series of edits which take photographs of sharks and insert over-the-top anime cliches into them, usually in the form of portraying the sharks with the personality of shy or nervous schoolgirls.

    Origin

    The first known Tsundere Shark was posted to Tumblr by user m0x3 on February 21, 2013.[1]



    Spread

    A subreddit, /r/TsundereSharks, was created in December of 2013. It currently boats over 30,000 subscribers.[2]

    Examples




    Search Interest

    References


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